There is a poplar belief, that house burglaries increase over the festive season. Regardless of the season it is always a good idea to keep your home secure, not just over the festive season.
As an established locksmith in Belfast I can help you evaluate how secure is your home. As an essential business you can reach out anytime if you need any locksmith services.
Here are a few simple things, that you can do to ensure your house is safe and you can sleep soundly at night.
1.Make your physical security your top priority Make doors and windows secure by installing functional locks on them. Invest in the best quality locks that you your budget allows.
In some cases it’s worth your while to install security grills, which will stop any intruders breaking the windows or doors.
Make sure your home is safe outside, too. Keep all your side gates and doors locked and functional. This will prevent you from becoming a target to unwanted guests.
2.Use Security Lights. Install lights with sensors, that will come on automatically . The come really useful in the garden, so intruders can not come in unnoticed.
Motion sensor light can be bought in almost any hardware store and they are a simple and affordable way to increase the security of your house.
3.Hide temptations away from windows and doors. Keep any valuable possessions away from where they can be easily spotted from the outside.
Avoid displaying expensive things and when you are not in the house keep your blinds and curtains closed. This additional simple habit will keep unwanted guests at bay.
4. Rely on a mechanical security rather than smart locks. Before you spend money and install a modern smart security system in your home do as much research as possible. Unfortunately some of the newest technology comes with many down sides and it is a vey high price to pay.
Some of these home security system also require a monthly subscription and their repair in some cases will cost a lot more than paying a locksmith to replace your locks.
The festive season is upon us and with further restrictions coming along a lot of families will remain at home. This might be a good time to improve the security in your home and ensure the safety of your family in the future.
If you are looking for a reliable and local service in Belfast feel free to get in touch. If you need my service during the Christmas and New Year call me on my mobile or via Facebook Messenger and I will get back to you ASAP.